Aquatic and Riparian Ecosystems
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526-2098
Career Biography | Research
Interests | Significant Publications
| Professional Organizations
| Contact Information
||2001 - present
||Research Riparian Ecologist. USDA
Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, RWU4352, Laramie,
||Ecologist, Post-Doctoral Research
Associate. Oregon State University, La Grande, OR.
||1996 - 1999
||Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
||1991 - 1996
||Wetlands Ecologist. Contractor to
the US EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
||1988 - 1991
||Quality Assurance Coordinator. Contractor
to the US EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
||1986 - 1988
||Research Assistant. Ohio State University,
||1984 - 1986
||Biologist. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain
Research Station, Logan, UT.
||1982 - 1984
||Range Technician. USDI Bureau of
Land Management, Nevada Botanist, The Nature Conservancy, McCloud,
||1979 - 1982
||Research Assistant. University of
California, Davis, CA.
||Ph.D. in Fisheries from Oregon State University,
||M.S. in Plant Ecology from the University
of California, Davis, CA
||B.A. in Environmental Biology from the University
of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Distribution of riparian plant species and communities
in relation to hydrologic and geomorphic variables and disturbance
(natural and anthropogenic)
Influence of prescribed and natural fire on riparian
plant species and communities
Organic matter dynamics (surface and subsurface)
in stream-riparian ecosystem
Dwire, K. A., J. B. Kauffman, and J. Baham. 2006.
Plant species distribution in relation to water table depth and soil redox
potential in montane riparian meadows. Wetlands 26 (1): 131 – 146.
Dwire, K. A., S. E. Ryan, L. J. Shirley, D. Lytjen,
N. Otting, and M. K. Dixon. 2006. Influence of herbivory on regrowth of
riparian shrubs following a wildland fire. Journal of the American Water
Resources Association 42 (1): 201-212.
Dwire, K. A., J. B. Kauffman, E. N. J. Brookshire
and J. Baham. 2004. Plant biomass and species composition along an environmental
gradient in montane riparian meadows. Oecologia 139(2): 309-317.
Dwire, K. A. and J. B. Kauffman. 2003. Fire and riparian
ecosystems in landscapes of the western USA. Forest Ecology and Management
178 (1-2): 61-74.
Brookshire, E. N. J. and K. A. Dwire.
2003. Controls on patterns of coarse organicparticle retention
in headwater streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society
Ecological Society of America
North American Benthological Society
Society of Wetland Scientists
American Water Resources Association
American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Section
Northwest Scientific Association
California Botanical Society
Research Riparian Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1016
Fax: (9707) 498-1212